Category Archives: The Drill

Mass with Francis and Biden nixed

UPDATE: It seems that CNA got out over its skis in reporting that something that was never scheduled in the first place was “nixed”. Agencies could do better. CNA reports that Biden’s attendance at early morning Mass on 15 June … Read More

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REVISITED: Moral Injury, traditional Catholics and burnt out priests

Sometimes I go back to look at what I posted on this day of the year in the past. This is from last year, 2020.  It was an interesting question at the time because COVID 1984 Theater was ramping up.  … Read More

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Another voice in defense of Summorum Pontificum. And some calming words.

While not a seismic surprise, I didn’t expect a strong defense of Summorum Pontificum (aka the “emancipation proclamation) from Joan Lewis, the cordial veteran Vatican correspondent who has since 1990 worked for VIS and EWTN. Joan, after some introductory point, goes … Read More

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A repressive document against the Traditional Latin Mass would be a disaster for those who promulgate and enforce it

At Catholic Culture Phil Lawler has some thoughts about the rumored document that would enervate Benedict XVI’s “emancipation proclamation” Summorum Pontificum.  Such a document, as rumor has it, could be a kind of ecclesiastical “slave act of 2021”* which would return diocesan priests … Read More

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Concerning the death of St. Joseph

“Let me die as did glorious St. Joseph, accompanied by Jesus and Mary, pronouncing those sweetest of names, which I hope to extol for all eternity.” This is the very end of a fine piece about the death of St. … Read More

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Why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity

A friend just shared this with me. Today’s featured book is Losing the Good Portion by Leon Podles, an in depth exploration of why men are alienated from contemporary Christianity–one of the best, and only, books exploring this crucial problem, … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is Mass valid if it is offered in a desecrated place? Wherein @fatherz rants.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After a black mass or an occult rite occurs that consecrates the sanctuary of a Catholic Church to Lucifer (heaven forbid), but before that sacred space has been reconsecrated and restored for Catholic use, what would … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Holding hands and then raising them up during the Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a serious issue. At my TLM a small group of people have started holding hands during the Pater Noster, they hold them while Father sings the prayer and raise them high during the “sed … Read More

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“To refuse to give Holy Communion to dissident Catholic politicians is not to politicize the Eucharist.”

Today at The Catholic Thing, there is a great, clear piece by distinguished theologian Fr. Thomas Weinandy, OFMCap about politicizing the Eucharist. Libs and those antinomians who have given themselves to the wisdom of this world falsely accuse those who … Read More

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Linguistic machinations of the Left

By sure to check out my good friend Fr. Gerry Murray’s piece today at The Catholic Thing. Fr. Murray tackles the “attempt by liberal clerics and laity to compel the Catholic Church to get rid of what they deem unacceptable doctrines … Read More

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The “trowel” and the “sword”.  That’s what is needed now.

The other day we saw at the liberal outlet Religion New Service an absurd piece about supposed “liturgical reform” by a Jesuit.  It contained an attack on people who attend the Traditional Latin Mass. “Children and young people should not be allowed … Read More

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One year ago, today: Card. Pell acquitted

At the National Catholic Register there is a piece about the exoneration of His Eminence George Card. Pell.   He was falsely accused of sexual abuse and unjustly imprisoned for 400 days.  Eventually, he was freed by the Australian High Court. … Read More

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Vatican “rehabilitation” of … Judas?

I saw something that really bothered me the other day at Ann Barnhardt’s site.  She picked up on a post by Tradition In Action which reported that the Vatican’s daily, L’Osservatore Romano, published something on Holy Thursday (Anno CLXI n. … Read More

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ASK FATHER: What does Jesus mean by “where the body is, there also the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37)?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At the end of His teaching on the the Day of the Son of Man in St. Luke’s Gospel, Jesus says something that has always left me puzzled. What does Jesus mean by “where the body … Read More

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GALLUP: US Church membership declining FAST

I’ve been incessantly writing and talking about a “demographic sinkhole” opening up under the Church in these USA. Gallup published (oddly, under “Politics”) about US Church membership.  When you go over there to read the article, be aware that they … Read More

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Card. Sarah – @Card_R_Sarah – calls for reversal of the St. Peter’s Suppression of daily Masses

At the National Catholic Register (never to be confused with the Fishwrap), we read that Robert Card. Sarah has joined his voice to those of Cards. Raymond L. Burke, Gerhard L. Müller and Walter Brandmüller, who have objected to the St. … Read More

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WDTPRS: Palm Sunday – an example so perfect that it transforms us

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.  Holy week includes the Sacred Triduum. The principal ceremonies of the Palm Sunday Mass include the blessing of palm branches (or olive branches in some parts of the world, such as Rome) … Read More

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Belgian Bishop rejects CDF Response about blessing same-sex unions. Fr. Z cites St. Catherine of Siena, Doctrix of the Church

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray hit for six today at The Catholic Thing.   He tackled the dreadful  reaction of the ultra-liberal Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny to the CDF document which clearly states that the unions of same-sex couples may … Read More

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“Do you really think you should be doing that?” Regarding the St. Peter’s Suppression. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Robert Royal has written eloquently about the cruel and blinkered Saint Peter’s Suppression (SPS) at The Catholic Thing. An excerpt: [I]t reflects yet another instance of the Church – or at least some high-placed officials in the Vatican – reducing … Read More

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Some irony for the defenders of the lawless, heartless St. Peter’s Mass Suppression Stunt

And yet another point about the cruel, cold edict from High Atop The Thing against priests who want to offer Holy Mass at side altars of San Pietro… as they have been able to do for decades. Those applauding this … Read More

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